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    Academic Learning Compact - International Studies

    The international studies major provides you with knowledge of major international issues. You will be able to identify and conduct internationally relevant research. You will evaluate the significance, quality and veracity of information gathered in the literature and to apply it effectively. You will also be able articulate the results of research clearly and effectively.

    Additional information is available from your major's website.

    Before Graduating You Must

    • Complete requirements for the baccalaureate degree, as determined by faculty.

    Skills You Will Acquire in the Major (SLOs)

    1. Describe, explain and apply basic knowledge of the modern history, culture, politics, geography, economy or sociology of one major region of the world (Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America or the Middle East).
    2. Use analytical intellectual tools to examine global issues.
    3. Develop a working knowledge of a modern foreign language.

    Table Key: I = Introduced; R = Reinforced; A = Assessed

    Courses Content Critical Thinking Communication
    SLO 1 SLO 2 SLO 3
    Category A Courses 1 R R R
    Category B Courses 2 R R R
    Foreign Language 3 I, R I, R I, R
    INS 3004 I I I
    INS 4930 R, A R, A R, A
    1 Category A: Students focus on a region of the world, taking 15 credits of approved courses in social science, humanities or professional courses that deal with the region chosen.
    2 Category B: Students take 15 credits of approved courses that deal with regions of the world other than the region chosen in Category A.
    3 Foreign Language: Students take a minimum of four semesters of a single modern foreign language linked to their focus region, or demonstrate intermediate level-proficiency.
    More information

    Assessment Types:
    Direct assessment of research paper.

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